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Apt 2of4: Win a FREE Night! 5 min to Subw/12 min Manh; Sleeps8-10; FREE WiFi/HBO

People10
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Live like a Brooklynite in this Sunny Townhome! Working Fireplace + Hi Ceilings!

MACON MANOR, Apt 2 of 4:

If this Apartment is not available for your dates, please see our other HomeAway listings:

Apt 1: HomeAway 3488786

Apt 3: HomeAway 191274

Apt 4: HomeAway 206354

Our website ( every page of which can be translated into any language you like, has extensive tourist information about local resources (nearby bars, boutiques, cafés, museums, parks, restaurants, shops, etc.), sightseeing suggestions, transportation options, and much more, which would be of interest to anyone planning a visit to New York City, whether you stayed with us or not. If you can find a more comprehensive Vacation Rental website anywhere in the World, we will give you a FREE night!*

My name is TRUE. Thank you for your interest in our home, MACON MANOR, which is celebrating its 126th year (1889-2015) on our quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of the beautiful, safe, and culturally vibrant Stuyvesant Heights Historic District in Brooklyn, which GQ Magazine has rightfully called “The Coolest City on the Planet.” We're about a 5-minute walk from the Utica subway station on the “A” (Express) and "C" (Local) line; the “A” connects you to Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn Bridge (about 10 minutes), Downtown Manhattan / Ground Zero (about 12 minutes), JFK (about 20 minutes) Penn Station / Amtrak (about 25 minutes), Port Authority Bus Terminal (under 30 minutes), Times Square / Broadway (under 30 minutes), and Central Park / Lincoln Center (about 35 minutes). There is no off-street parking, but street parking is free, safe, and fairly easy to get right out front.

We are easily accessible via car and several forms of public transportation. Many of Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods (Brooklyn Heights [and the Watchtower Facility], Bushwick, DUMBO, Fort Greene [and Barclays Center], Park Slope [and Prospect Park], Williamsburg, etc.) are within 5-15 minutes. JFK and LaGuardia are both within 25 minutes by car, and accessible via public transport. We are just a 1- or 2-minute walk from the best the Neighborhood has to offer (bars, boutiques, cafés, galleries, restaurants — such as Zagat-rated Peaches and Saraghina — and much more).

Yes, you can live like a real Brooklynite in this bright & cheery Parlor Floor Apartment, furnished with the IKEA furniture that you know & love. It is air-conditioned in the summer and well heated in the winter. Free Wi-Fi; original details and hardwood floors throughout. Ideal for large families, groups of friends, and individuals / couples who like a lot of space; it can sleep up to (8) (suggested maximum) or (10) (absolute maximum).

It features:

• The Grand Room: A large Bedroom with (2) queen-size beds (each sleeps 2) + (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2) with quality mattresses; sheets, pillows with cases, blankets and comforters; (2) wardrobes; A/C; alarm clock to which you can connect an iPod; bookshelf with books & games for kids & adults, including guide books to NYC / Brooklyn; (2) reading lamps; original art; high ceilings; accent lighting.

• The Sunshine Room: A lively Living Room with (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2) (up to [2] more people can be accommodated on an inflatable queen-size Aerobed air mattress for $49 per person per night); expandable dining table & chairs for (8); a 2nd A/C; working(!) fireplace; a flat screen HDTV with cable (including premium channels such as HBO / Showtime / Starz on Demand, which allows you to watch any movie or program they offer — Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Girls, Sex in the City, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Walking Dead — whenever you like; there is also a cable channel for video games titles such as “Bejeweled 2,” “Diner Dash,” “Mummy Maze,” “Sudoku,” and others); a BluRay player with library of DVDs for kids & adults; steam iron & board; floor / reading lamp; (1) large full-length mirror; accent lighting; (2) large windows overlooking the Garden.

• A fully-equipped Kitchen: A full-size refrigerator / freezer; gas oven / stove; microwave; coffee maker & grinder; toaster; blender; cooking utensils, dishes, silverware; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; ceiling fan; original art; complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water; a large window overlooking the Garden.

• A petite Bathroom: Shower; petite sink; hair dryer; towels; toilet paper; hand soap.

* If you find a Vacation Rental website anywhere in the World that we conclude offers more information than our site (any combination of information regarding a single property and the resources and / or history of the area in which it is located, or local tourism and shopping suggestions, for example), we will reduce the cost of a (3) or more night stay by (1) night.

More Details

Property Manager
Kayla
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Kayla

My name is Kayla. I am an Actor and Teaching Artist. I have been the Operator and On-Site Manager of MACON MANOR since 2016. I moved to New York because of its vibrant arts life, culture and history. After studying theatre and teaching around the country, I wanted to belong to an artist community devoted to the best work in the world.

TRUE, is an Artist / Designer / Filmmaker, and has been the Owner / Operator of MACON MANOR since purchasing the Home in 1999.

TRUE moved from Los Angeles, CA. to New York to be a part of its vibrant culture (and to study at Sarah Lawrence College and The Cooper Union Art School) and then moved from Manhattan to Stuyvesant Heights because he found it to be much quieter and safer than living in Manhattan.

Kayla purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Kayla chose Bedford-Stuyvesant

TRUE purchased MACON MANOR because it offered exactly what he wanted – a Home with all the benefits of living in NYC without the less pleasant aspects of living in Manhattan, primarily: Apartments with much more space; a Block that is much quieter and safer; and a Neighborhood with a much greater sense of Community, in which we actually know our Neighbors and the Owners of the local businesses. All this just a 5-minute walk from an express train that can get you into Manhattan in just 12 minutes!

Manhattan is the most amazing place on the Planet – but it’s a really, really good thing to be able to retreat from its hustle and bustle at the end of the day, to go someplace where you can actually sleep through the night.

What makes this apartment unique

The Homes in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District were built for the wealthiest people of the day in the late 1800s, when everything else in the area was undeveloped farmland. Throughout the course of the 20th century – as public transportation made it easier for the working class to get deeper into Brooklyn – the wealthy fled, and their Homes transitioned into the hands of the middle-class.

Living in one such Home, and having the chance to lovingly restore it and share it with Travelers from around the World is a very unique opportunity, one that we cherish.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Modern Bathroom features: shower; sink; large mirror; towels; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Extra-Large Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The beds listed above sleep 2 people each; crib/cot avail.
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This bed sleeps up to 2.
  • The Extra-Large Bedroom features: (2) queen-size beds (each sleeps 2) + (1) full-size sofabed (sleeps 2); (2) clothing wardrobes; exposed brick; Moroccan lamp; original framed art; books & games for kids & adults (including NYC guide books); and (2) large north-facing windows that bathe the room in ambient light throughout the day, and direct sunlight in the late afternoon. The Living Room features: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); dining table & chairs for 8; 32 in. flat screen HDTV with DVD library and HBO on Demand; working(!) fireplace; 3rd clothing wardrobe, a floor / reading lamp; (2) south-facing windows that bathe the room in morning light, and which overlook beautiful Gardens with a 50' Tree of Heaven, Cherry & Pear Blossom trees. The Apartment sleeps a *suggested* maximum of 8; we can fit up to the *absolute* maximum of 10 (we supply a queen-size Aerobed air mattress), but we assess a $49 pp / pn fee for each Guest over the suggested maximum.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Apt 2of4: Win a FREE Night! 5 min to Subw/12 min Manh; Sleeps8-10; FREE WiFi/HBO
average rating of 4.625 based on 40 reviews
4

Great Brooklyn location

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is as described. Bedroom very spacious with three large double beds. Shower room is a bit small but has everything that is needed. The location is great - less than 10 mins walk to a good Subway station (express stop); less than 5 mins walk to shops, cafes and restaurants with Brooklyn prices. Kayla was very responsive to messages and was very helpful in agreeing to a discretionary late checkout which made a big difference to our final day. There is a good selection of books in the apartment, and some games.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cute place

  • 5 of 5

It was great and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment with reasonable price. We were 7 together, and find the apartment very nice and cosy, with a charming owner, who helped with many good advice and suggestions what to see and where can we find shops for our needs. Location is also nice and calm. Only problem we had, was some neighbors speaking loud late evening. We found maps and books, big fridge, no dishwasher. It is good place if you want to spend a couple of days in NYC with a family or close friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place was perfect for a NYC trip!

  • 5 of 5

Overall the place was in great condition and was more spacious than expected (a comfortable fit for our party of seven). Our point of contact was present to introduce herself and show us in as soon as we arrived. Would stay again if we visit NYC again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay, great location and host

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed in Apartment 2 and it was perfect. Plenty of room for all of us to spread out and relax after long days in the city. Kayla was a gracious host, meeting us upon arrival and going over all aspects of not only the surrounding area but Manhattan as well. Wonderful recommendations for dining and groceries. (FYI, the Green Market down the street has everything including great take out options). Short 5 minute, safe walk to the subway, roughly 10 minutes to the city. Great neighborhood all around. We are definitely coming back again and will be booking here again when we do!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Place to Stay!

  • 4 of 5

If you have a family or not, this is a great place to stay. Despite it being a studio size apartment, it was spacious and clean, with some nice NY accents. There is also parking on the street and we never had an issue finding a spot. The neighborhood is pleasant, safe and has several restaurants and a market less than a block away. It was less than 20 minutes to the city via the [express] subway. Kayla was great in welcoming us to the neighborhood when we arrived and came through for us when we needed an iron. The only reason I can't give it five stars is that A/C could use an upgrade in the kitchen area. The one in the bedroom worked great and made sleeping comfortable, but it wasn't enough to make the entire apartment comfortable after having been out in 95 degree weather all day. Despite the A/C issue, I ABSOLUTELY would book another trip there.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Times Square
Central Park
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
High Line Park
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Modern Art
Apple Store Fifth Avenue
Washington Square Park
Top of the Rock
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Wall Street
Battery Park
Greenwich Village
Katz's Deli
Flatiron Building
New York Public Library
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Staten Island Ferry
Ellis Island
Chelsea Market
Union Square Lounge
FAO Schwarz -- CLOSED
Madison Square Garden
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Chinatown
Macy's Herald Square
Bryant Park
Broadway
Chrysler Building
Brooklyn Bridge Park
SoHo
Radio City Music Hall
World Trade Center Site -- CLOSED
Grand Central Terminal
United Nations Visitor Center
Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket Booth
Coney Island Museum
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Madison Square Park
The Cloisters
B&H Photo Video
Harlem
Rockefeller Center
The Metropolitan Opera
Century 21 - Downtown
Wicked New York
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
La Guardia Airport- New York
Alfred Lerner Hall - Columbia University
Ellis Island
World Trade Center
Brooklyn Bowl
Charging Bull
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Carnegie Hall
Brooklyn Flea
Saraghina
Peaches Hot House
Peaches
Beso
The Pantry -- CLOSED
Celestino
Therapy Wine Bar
Olivino Wines
Black Swan
Do or Dine
Alcatraz Fine Mexican Cuisine -- CLOSED
Brooklyn Tap House
Ma-n-Pop Soul Food
"This is the cheapest sit-down meal you will find in the immediate area ($5-9 pp). The food i..."
Youth Arts Academy
"There is a mural called "The Performing Arts Legends of Bedford-Stuyvesant" in the stairwell..."
Grand Central Terminal
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Rockefeller Center
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Central Park Zoo
Bronx Zoo
Lower East Side
Prospect Park
Bloomingdale's
Strand Book Store
Strawberry Fields
Central Park Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Beso; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferries: Statue of Liberty, Staten & Ellis Islands
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
'A' (Express) or 'C' (Local) Subway at Utica
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
BQE at Bedford Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Beso(Cuban); Emelines; Peaches; Saraghina(Italian)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Rockaway Beach or Coney Island
Car: not necessary

Built in 1889, MACON MANOR is located on Macon Street in the heart of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District of Brooklyn, New York.

As you may have read in such publications as New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Time Out New York (among many others), Stuyvesant Heights – and the larger working-class Community of Bedford that are commonly referred to as “Bedford-Stuyvesant” or “Bed-Stuy,” known worldwide for their magnificent architecture, rich history, green blocks, flourishing Community Gardens, and as home to countless significant cultural figures – are in the flowering of a new cultural and commercial renaissance (we have a growing collection of books discussing this history which we keep in each Apartment).

Bars, boutiques, cafés, galleries, restaurants, and shops are popping up faster than one can keep up with, and there is an influx of new residents who are turning this historically Black, family-oriented Community into a truly diverse enclave of progressive people of all backgrounds (for example, in the decade between 2000 and 2010, the white population surged 633%).

Despite this tremendous transformation, however, it maintains a charm that can be experienced by strolling down one of its many quiet, safe, leafy, beautiful blocks.

In addition to those activities listed above, our Community also hosts: Art Shows, Chess Tournaments, Farmer's Market, Garden Parties, Live Music, Outdoor Film Screenings, Parades, Poetry Readings, Street Festivals, Wine Tastings, and much more.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Pre winter
17 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£579
for 3 nights
From
£178
 
 
Winter Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£701
for 3 nights
From
£219
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£154
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.08
Pet Fee £14.94 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.88%

BALANCE: The second 1/2 of total fee is due upon arrival in cash.

PLEASE NOTE: While there are ATMs nearby, they may have a daily withdrawal limit of $200.

PETS: Dogs are welcome; we assess a $20 per night per dog “Doggy Fee.” Unfortunately, we are terribly allergic to cats and can therefore not allow them.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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